On last night’s episode of “Resurrection,” Jacob’s father cut himself and needed stitches. What else should he receive?? A tetanus shot. In theory, any cut or scratch can lead to a tetanus infection, even if it’s not severe enough to require stitches. Tetanus infections can be serious and even fatal in some cases. Thus, it’s important to keep your tetanus status current, and to ask if you need a tetanus shot after any injury, as some are more susceptible than others to tetanus infection.